Tomorrow Del Mar College officials submit a new plat for the West Campus to the Corpus Christi Planning Commission. That map had to be updated because of the construction projects on the campus
The city requested the college update its plat with all new infrastructure so that the city’s records are accurate.
Officials say this step is a sign the project is wrapping up.
Two new buildings are set to open at the West Campus; the Workforce Development Center, and Emerging Technology Addition. According to Del Mar officials, industry is the driving force behind the West Campus additions.
“There’s $50 billion in industrial investment coming into the region, the best way to prepare students for those industries is through first class training,” said Del Mar College Information Officer Mike Bratten.
The West Campus serves students interested in emerging technologies and industry. The new facilities will give those students practical experiences employers look for.
“They get the textbook learning, but then they’ll actually have the hands-on process, and the ability to see how those things actually work in real life,” said Brett Flint, Program Manager with AGCM.
Voters approved the project as part of Del Mar’s $157 2014 bond issue. These two buildings combined to cost more than $20 million. Officials believe that’s a small price to pay for Coastal Bend students are prepared for the future.
“This is an opportunity to increase the capacity Del Mar has to train,” said Flint. “It probably broadens the scope of what they’re doing a little bit as well.”
Work should be done on the projects sometime this summer, just in time for students to come back to school in the fall.